Monthly Archives: July 2016
Gorilla FAQ: Answering the most common questions

You pose the questions, but now get the answers about our gorillas. What do they eat? How much do they weigh? How do they groom that soft-looking hair? Find the answers and more from Lower Wilds of Africa keeper Debbie Reid.



Top Photographer: Summer campers show off their photo skills

A group of middle schoolers proved they have what it takes to earn the title of Dallas Zoo’s Top Photographer. Inspired by the television show Top Chef, our annual Top Photographer summer camp teaches campers tips and tricks on how to capture beautiful wildlife photos.



Dallas Zoo names baby elephant ‘Ajabu’

The Dallas Zoo has named its two-month-old elephant calf Ajabu (uh-JAH-boo), an African name that means “wonder,” “amazing,” and “extraordinary.” “It’s a perfect name for this little dynamo,” said Gregg Hudson, the zoo’s CEO and president. “Ever since his birth …



National Zookeeper Week: Why we love our careers

For National Zookeeper Week, we’re shining light on our incredibly devoted keepers. Lower Wilds of Africa zookeeper Cristina Powers shares a touching story on why zookeepers love their challenging, dirty, and extremely rewarding careers.



Chicks galore! Another epic breeding season for bird team

Our top-notch bird team has done it again. And again. And finally again. They welcomed some remarkable chicks into the world this year, and deserve some major recognition. Eat your baby bird-loving hearts out with all these photos and send them a congratulations!



Guide to Pokémon Go at the Dallas Zoo

We welcome all Pokémon trainers. We want you to have a fun and especially safe time while looking for the elusive Pikachu or fighting to take over the giraffe statue gym for Team Mystic.



‘Through Their Eyes’: Kids put passion to print with interactive book

These young authors from Coppell Middle School East, Coppell Middle School West and Westlake Academy spent countless hours in our Zoo researching endangered specie and put their passion to print.



Tiny tortoise, gecko hatchlings are a big deal

Congratulations to our world-class reptile department in the success of two vital hatchings: a Forsten’s tortoise and a satanic leaf-tailed gecko. Read why these little guys are much-needed ambassadors for their wild counterparts.



Green tip #2: Five ways to help the earth (and your pocketbook!) this summer

Our trusty Green Team has the low-down on five ways to help the earth (and your pocketbook!) this summer. Share the knowledge!



Teen volunteers leave the Zoo for inspiring overnight adventure

There’s no denying we have the most dedicated youth volunteers around. And with one of the biggest zoological Youth Volunteer Programs in the nation, we wanted to introduce a new experience that takes elite teens out of the city lights and into true nature.




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